Drinks

Terraces in Utrecht – 25+ places to enjoy the sun in the city

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Everything is better with beautiful weather. The forecasts for the coming time are positive, it’s going to be tropical. But where should you head to cool down? Chill in the park, take a dive in cold water, or is terrace hopping the thing for you? I choose to go sit on a terrace with some delicious wine and do some people …

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Experience de Vogelenbuurt through children’s’ eyes

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Breakfast a day makes the kids ready to explore and play. Breakfast at Meneer Peer (Mister Pear) is fun and affordable. This cute cozy cafe feels homey and has a relaxed vibe. This place is super child-friendly: there’s a wonderful play corner and the menu is filled with things kids love. No funny-looking fancy dishes with crazy flavours, just simple, …

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The menu at KANTIEN: local and regional delicacies

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City restaurant KANTIEN, housed in the old canteen of the municipality of Utrecht, is one of the well-hidden gems of Utrecht. The route to KANTIEN, a 20-minute bike ride from the city centre, is definitely worthwhile. Not only because of all the beauty that lies on the route such as; Molen de Ster, The Munt Building and the lovely houseboats. …

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Fine drinking in Utrecht | exclusive cocktails & special whiskies

Let’s be honest, when IKEA says in its advertising that attention makes everything more beautiful, they’re right. And the same goes for going into town to have a drink somewhere. It’s great when the well-dressed bartender mixes your cocktail with care or gives you excellent advice on the best whisky in the house. We have three addresses where fine drinking, …

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Leidsche Rijn: the newest spots listed

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A lot is happening in Leidsche Rijn and I start to feel a bit ashamed that I have never cycled over the yellow bridge. Its about time I biked to Leidsche Rijn to visit the new hotspots. You cycle from the center of Utrecht to the center of Leidsche Rijn in twenty minutes. Are you less sporty? You can also …

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Noir French culinary enjoyment in Utrecht

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Restaurant Noir is located at the old location of restaurant Simple., It is the new discovery in Utrecht. Noir opened its doors during the extraordinarily warm summer in the Netherlands. So probably you have missed it because we were all hastily looking for spots to cool off. And cool is not what Noir is serving of its menu. I can …

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Dinner at Uptown Metro Kitchen

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A few months ago I went for a tasting at Metro City Kitchen Downtown Deli. And since then I have go to Metro often: for lunch or coffee appointments and sit in one of the cozy corners of the restaurant. Metro Kitchen has two restaurants: Downtown Deli and Uptown Kitchen. At Downtown Deli you can go for a coffee or …

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Wine bars in Utrecht | 7 favorite spots for wine o’clock

Red, white, sparkling whatever you like there are enough wine bars in Utrecht. From stylish cafes to pubs, I have rounded up seven wine bars for you to enjoy  a glass of wine. So you know where to go when wine o’clock hits. Cheers! 7 x wine bars for the most delicious wines Wijnbar VinVin Wine bar VinVin is the …

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Karel 5 and brewery Oproer brewing a new Utrecht beer

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In secret, Karel 5 and brewery Oproep worked together on a new Utrecht beer: IJzerhard. The main ingredient comes from the herb garden of Restaurant Karel 5. The herb verveine, also known as IJzerhard, is brewed together with other ingredients to a fresh IPA. The past and present Karel 5 takes this cooperation back to the past. The hotel and …

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High Beer! Craft beer and bites at Beers & Barrels

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Food pairing with beer is a trend nowadays! And so it was time for a manly version of the high tea and high wine. And tadaa! There you have the High Beer! At Beers & Barrels you can have a High Beer with six special brewed beers. And a board with tasty bites from the green egg. Bites and craft …

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